Hemorrhoids Treatment

  On my right butt cheek near the crack the skin is hard, swollen, a darkish color, and sore. What could this be? 

Posted By: Anonymous on Nov 05, 2011
 That sounds like hemorrhoids in its toddler stages. It is good you have identified that this early as it can now be easy to treat the condition. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is painless bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. However, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus outside the body, becoming irritated and painful. This is known as a protruding hemorrhoid. Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms. This condition is known as a thrombosed external hemorrhoid. The main causes of this condition are Low fiber diet causing small caliber stool and straining during defecation, sitting for prolonged period at closet, hypertension mainly in portal vein, anal sex without proper use of lubricants stresses anus, obesity, sedentary life style, constipation as well as chronic diarrhea, pregnancy causes hypertension and increases strain during bowel movements, increased use of alcohol and caffeine, lack of erect posture, familial tendency, higher socio economic status, colon malignancy, hepatic disease, spinal cord injury, loss of rectal muscle tone, rectal surgery, episiotomy. Avoid all things that can trigger the condition then use hot sitz bath. Drink more fluids to keep yourself hydrated and always eat a balanced diet. Then remember to consult a dermatologist for advanced medical treatment. 
 Answered By: Administrator On 02 Dec 2011 
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